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Strong, Phillips, & Madrid, Maine

Last Updated Dec-2008

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Mr Wilbur's daughters at Saco factories saw among a body of Indians encamped there, a white young man, recognized a resemblance to their family & soon claimed him as a brother 23 years old. The Indians encamped at Cape Elizabeth ME opposite this city with the youth & his wife, for he had married an Indian girl last Spring. Child was lost in 1827, when family resided near Sandy River Pond Franklin Co. ME, since then his family had moved to Bethel ME. 20 yrs ago the boy was 2y 10m, one day went to meet the other children but never returned. Perhaps Robbins (an old offender) stole the child, tried for petty thefts, afterwards imprisoned for murder of Hinds & son in 1828, but made his escape.

Eastern Argus of Portland ME 16-Sep-1847


James White reputed son of Mr. Wilber of Bethel ME. No one can doubt he's white, yet from habit he is happier among Indians.

Zion's Advocate 21-Oct-1847


... Many fine old English families lost their money in land speculations. They came North and settled where they pleased. They were called squatters. Many came to Avon and left their families and followed the old Indian trails North, there was an Indian colony at Madrid at this time [1790s]. The trails branched, one going to Bemis on the Big Lake, the other to the Indian settlement on Aquasuc Lake.

"The Rise And Fall of Bubiertown"
by Sid Harden
Rangeley Record 19-Jul-1957

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